Start date
End date

IGI for the implementation of the FSC Pesticides Policy





Project Coordinator
Start date

November 2018

Objectives of the document

Provide a control framework to ensure consistency in the development of national indicators for the use of highly restricted and restricted HHPs by SDGs and provide indicators for countries with no SDG.

  • Develop International Generic Indicators (IGI) and instructions for standard developers to facilitate the implementation of the of the FSC Pesticides Policy.
  • Develop instructions for Standard Development Groups and Certification Bodies on how to incorporate the IGI to National Forest Stewardship Standards and Interim National Standards.
  • Address potential recommendations and conditions from the Policy and Standards Committee or Board of Directors resulting from the approval process of the revised policy.
Technical working group
    Name  Company/Organization Nationality

FSC   Pesticides Policy Working Group 

Social member Lain Dare University of Canberra Australia
Environmental member Debbie Muir 

Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

South Africa
Economic member             Colin Maunder Timberlands Limited  New Zealand
External experts in...       Audits Beth Jacqmain SCS Global Services USA
Forest Management Luís Renato Junqueira IPEF (Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudios Florestais) Brazil
Standard development Owen Davies FSC UK UK



March 2021

Two webinars for the second draft of the IGIs for HHPs held. 

View English webinar  here.

View Spanish webinar  here.

Read FAQs from webinars  here.

10 February 2021 – 11 April 2021

Public consultation for the second draft of the international generic indicators for highly hazardous pesticides

Read the second draft of the IGIs for HHPs here.

And read the Spanish version here.

Read the synopsis report here

Read the revision crosswalk here

August 2020

Process re-starts. Review revised workplan here. 

01 May 2020 - 31 July 2020

Process paused due to COVID-19

March 2020
Three webinars for the first draft of the IGIs for HHPs

View webinar here.

01 February 2020 - 30 April 2020
Public consultation for the first draft of the international generic indicators for highly hazardous pesticides

Read the first draft of IGIs for HHPs here.

And read the Spanish version here.


02-05 Dec 2019
First face-to-face meeting
03 Sep 2019
Kick off call
30 July 2019
Technical Working Group established
04 June 2019
Open call for working group members
03 June - 30 June 2019
01 February 2019
Terms of reference (ToR) for the working group approved by the BoD
International Generic Indicators for the use of HHPs EN_Draft 1-0.pdf
PDF, Size: 860.22KB


Application form_TWG to develop IGI_FSC Pesticides Policy.docx
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TOR WG_TWG to develop IGI_FSC Pesticides Policy (1).pdf
PDF, Size: 503.60KB
IGIs for Highly Hazardous Pesticides Updated Workplan
PDF, Size: 485.73KB